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P. I. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker [ Fantasia Pictorial - Stories from Famous Music], Adapted by Magoichi Kushida, Translated by Ann King Herring
1 Adapted by Magoichi Kushida, Translated by Ann King Herring P. I. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker [ Fantasia Pictorial - Stories from Famous Music]
Gakken Co Ltd 226395 Tokyo 1971 Hardcover Good Condition Good Fumiko Hori Based on Tchaikovsky's ballet after the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Dust jacket has a closed tear to top of front and bottom of rear cover. Light foxing to covers. Illustrator: Fumiko Hori. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's; Japan; Children; Inventory No: 226395. Hardcover 
Price: 12.50 AUD
Keeping On Keeping On, Alan Bennett
2 Alan Bennett Keeping On Keeping On
Faber & Faber 241822 Great Britain 2016 First Edition 1781256497 / 9781781256497 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine 'I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will it make a jot of difference. I shall still be thought to be kindly, cosy and essentially harmless. I am in the pigeon-hole marked 'no threat' and did I stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork I should still be a teddy bear.' Alan Bennett's third collection of prose Keeping On Keeping On follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart. This latest collection contains Bennett's peerless diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on a decade that saw four premieres at the National Theatre (The Habit of Art, People, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks), a West End double-bill transfer, and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. There's a provocative sermon on private education given before the University at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, and 'Baffled at a Bookcase' offers a passionate defence of the public library. The book includes Denmark Hill, a darkly comic radio play set in suburban south London, as well as Bennett's reflections on a quarter of a century's collaboration with Nicholas Hytner. This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett. 721 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781781256497. Inventory No: 241822. Hardcover 
Price: 35.00 AUD
The Fall Of Kelvin Walker, Alasdair Gray
3 Alasdair Gray The Fall Of Kelvin Walker
King Penguin / Penguin Books 001570 Great Britain 1986 014008424X / 9780140084245 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket 139 pages. Cover illustration by Mark Entwisle. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 014008424X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140084245. Inventory No: 001570. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha, Alexander. Lloyd
4 Alexander. Lloyd The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha
E. P. Dutton & Co Inc GHE000852 New York, USA 1978 First Edition 0525297480 / 9780525297482 Hard Cover Good Condition Good HB, VG-/G, red cloth boards213pp. Beautiful pictoral dustjacket in clear archival film, Creases to edges and corners with small tears to spine, no loss, flaps have creases and tears some loss to front flap. Boards show minor rubbing to edges and corners, and there are two tape ghosts on front cover, inside has usual library marks and fepp are scarred from sticker and pocket removal, hinge is separating at bottom, slant to spine, else clean an tight. After paying a silver penny to encourage magician to perform in the town square, a carpenter's helper is conjured to a strange place where people call him King of Abadan. Mayhem ensues. 520g when packed. Item Type: Ex-Library. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children's::Children's Books; Children; ISBN: 0525297480. ISBN/EAN: 9780525297482. Inventory No: GHE000852. Hardcover 
Price: 17.50 AUD
Efraim's Book, Alfred Andersch
5 Alfred Andersch Efraim's Book
King Penguin 226288 USA 1984 0140046216 / 9780140046212 Softcover Good Condition Efraim's Book is the sophisticated, offbeat novel about the peculiar society of post-World-II Berlin. Its hero George Efraim is a Jewish reporter who has fought for the British on the Italian front and lost both parents to Auschwitz. He returns home to Berlin in 1962 for the first time since the war to investigate the wartime disappearance of his editor's daughter, only to begin writing a novel, which helps him "to embark on a certain arrangement of signs with the help of which I hope to chart my position." Like the great German novels of Günter Grass and Heinrich Böll, Alfred Andersch's Efraim's Book grapples with the legacy of World War II and the Holocaust in all its horror and sad humanity. A troubling yet often humorous book, it offers a poignant account of the traumatized German state. 298 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0140046216. ISBN/EAN: 9780140046212. Inventory No: 226288. Paperback 
Price: 9.00 AUD
The River King, Alice Hoffman
6 Alice Hoffman The River King
Chatto & Windus 242480 Great Britain 2000 0701169729 / 9780701169725 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition For more than a century, the small town of Haddan, Massachusetts, has been divided, as if by a line drawn down the centre of Main Street, separating those born and bred in the 'village' from those who attend the prestigious Haddan School. But one October night the two worlds are thrust together by an inexplicable death and the town's divided history is revealed in all its complexity. The lives of everyone involved are unravelled: from Carlin Leander, the fifteen-year-old scholarship girl who is as loyal as she is proud, to Betsy Chase, a woman running from her own destiny; from August Pierce, a loner and a misfit at school who unexpectedly finds courage in his darkest hour, to Abel Grey, the police officer who refuses to let unspeakable actions - both past and present - slide by without notice. 325 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0701169729. ISBN/EAN: 9780701169725. Inventory No: 242480. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edward's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down, Andrew Young
7 Andrew Young The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edward's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
St. Martin's Press 238116 New York 2010 First Edition 031264065X / 9780312640651 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good "The greatest political saga, the one that has it all, that gets to the real heart of American politics, is the John Edwards story... This isn't just politics, it's literature. It's the great American novel, the kind that isn't written anymore." --Michael Wolff on John Edwards's trajectory, on "VanityFair.com"The underside of modern American politics -- raw ambition, manipulation, and deception -- are revealed in detail by Andrew Young's riveting account of a presidential hopeful's meteoric rise and scandalous fall. Like a non-fiction version of "All the King's Men," "The Politician" offers a truly disturbing, even shocking perspective on the risks taken and tactics employed by a man determined to rule the most powerful nation on earth. Idealistic and ambitious, Andrew Young volunteered for the John Edwards campaign for Senate in 1998 and quickly became the candidate's right hand man. As the senator became a national star, Young's responsibilities grew. For a decade he was this politician's confidant and he was assured he was 'like family." In time, however, Young was drawn into a series of questionable assignments that culminated with Edwards asking him to help conceal the Senator's ongoing adultery. Days before the 2008 presidential primaries began, Young gained international notoriety when he told the world that he was the father of a child being carried by a woman named Rielle Hunter, who was actually the senator's mistress. While Young began a life on the run, hiding from the press with his family and alleged mistress, John Edwards continued to pursue the presidency and then the Vice Presidency in the future Obama administration.Young had been the senator's closest aide and most trusted friend. He believed that John Edwards could be a great president, and was assured throughout the cover-up that his boss and friend would ultimately step forward to both tell the truth and protect his aide's career. Neither promise was kept. Not only a moving personal account of Andrew Young's political education, THE POLITICIAN offers a look at the trajectory which made John Edwards the ideal Democratic candidate for president, and the hubris which brought him down, leaving his career, his marriage and his dreams in ashes. 301 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780312640651. Inventory No: 238116. Hardcover 
Price: 17.50 AUD
Heirs of Ravenscar, Barbara Taylor Bradford
8 Barbara Taylor Bradford Heirs of Ravenscar
HarperCollins 240699 Australia 2007 0007262698 / 9780007262694 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition At the age of thirty-three, Edward Deravenel, having survived harrowing years of betrayal, threats from ruthless enemies, countless lovers, and a war that ravaged his country, is finally king of his company. It’s 1918, an influenza pandemic is sweeping the country, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and his treacherous middle brother, George, an alcoholic bent on self-destruction . . . but not before he tries to ruin Edward and his good name. Meanwhile, the wrath of his ever-jealous wife, Elizabeth, is reaching a boiling point as suspicions about Edward’s relationships with other women arise. Politics of inheritance are intense, and different family factions vie for honor over the years. An heir is needed to keep the Deravenel name alive, but tragedy and death remain obstacles at every turn. The choices include a loyal caretaker, a jealous rumormonger, a charming young woman, a sickly boy, and the scion of the family Edward ousted from power years before. 564 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780007262694. Inventory No: 240699. Paperback 
Price: 13.00 AUD
Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-Time Husband, Barbara Toner
9 Barbara Toner Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-Time Husband
Bantam Books 245361 Australia 2018 0143787551 / 9780143787556 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition A charming and witty novel, set in a small country town in 1919. 'When Adelaide Nightingale, Louisa Worthington, Maggie O'Connell and Pearl McLeary threw caution to the winds in the most brazen way imaginable, disgrace was inevitable.' It's September 1919. The war is over, and everyone who was going to die from the flu has done so. But there's a shortage of husbands and women in strife will flounder without a male to act on their behalf. And in the southern NSW town of Prospect, four ladies bereft of men have problems that threaten to overwhelm them. Beautiful Louisa Worthington, whose dashing husband died for King and Country, is being ruined by the debts he left behind. Young Maggie O'Connell, who lost her mother in childbirth and her father to a redhead, is raising her two wayward brothers and fighting for land she can't prove is hers. Adelaide Nightingale has a husband, but he's returned from the war in a rage and is refusing to tackle the thieving manager of their famous family store. Pearl McLeary, Adelaide's new housekeeper, must find her missing fiancé before it's too late and someone dies. Thank God these desperate ladies have a solution- a part-time husband who will rescue them all. To find him, they'll advertise. To afford him, they'll share . . . 375 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780143787556. Inventory No: 245361. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
King of the Outback, Bill King
10 Bill King King of the Outback
Allen & Unwin 160495 Australia 2011 1742376959 / 9781742376950 Trade Paperback Very Good No Dust Jacket 310 pages. Light tanning to page edges. Black and white photographs. Copy is neat and clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781742376950. Inventory No: 160495. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 AUD
The Life of Mazzini, Bolton King
11 Bolton King The Life of Mazzini
J.M. Dent 228231 London 1919 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Good Condition No Dust Jacket This volume contains a life of Mazzini and a study of his thought. It can hardly be said that any serious attempt has been made either in England or Italy to deal with either. Hence the present volume, however unequal to the subject, may have its use. The thirty years, which have passed since Mazzinis death, make it possible now to place him in his true perspective; and the author trusts that the supreme admiration, which he feels for Mazzini as a man, has not prevented him from viewing the politician with impartiality. There exists abundant matter to allow us to judge Mazzini's political work, and it is unlikely that anything yet to be published will seriously affect our estimate of it. For the personal side of Mazzini's life, the moment is not a very opportune one. Ten years ago it would have been possible to glean reminiscences from many, who are now silent. It has been the author's privilege, however, to obtain invaluable information from two of the very few persons now living, who knew Mazzini intimately. While it is nearly too late for personal reminiscences, it is too early to avail oneself fully of Mazzini's correspondence. 380 pages. Marbled edges in good condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 228231. Hardcover 
Price: 15.00 AUD
Strategies for Building: Successful Relationships with people on the Autism Spectrum: Let's Relate, Brian R. King
12 Brian R. King Strategies for Building: Successful Relationships with people on the Autism Spectrum: Let's Relate
Jessica Kingsley Publishers 236232 London 2012 1849058563 / 9781849058568 Softcover Good Condition Containing life-changing strategies and solutions, this book will enable everyone who knows, lives with or works with an individual with autism to achieve a positive relationship that fosters cooperation and mutual respect.The author has dedicated over 20 years to studying, observing and implementing communication strategies that help him, his wife, their three children and his clients experience positive relationships. His immediate family are all on the autism spectrum and they work together to understand one another, resolve misunderstandings, and help each other feel important, loved and respected. Sharing their inspirational personal experiences and interweaving every chapter with practical hints and tips, the book looks at how to get communication working for everyone and emphasizes the importance of laying down ground rules and building confidence.This book will be essential reading for family, friends and professionals who wish to communicate more effectively with those on the autism spectrum. 270 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Health; Medicine & Health; ISBN/EAN: 9781849058568. Inventory No: 236232. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
The Circus, C. J. Dennis
13 C. J. Dennis The Circus
Collins 246717 Sydney 1987 Reprint 0001844814 / 9780001844810 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Very Good Condition John Anthony King Oblong. Illustrator: John Anthony King. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian Poetry, Prose, Verse; Australia; Poetry; ISBN: 0001844814. ISBN/EAN: 9780001844810. Inventory No: 246717. Hardcover 
Price: 14.00 AUD
The Voyage Of The Dawn Trader, C. S. Lewis
14 C. S. Lewis The Voyage Of The Dawn Trader
Puffin 231333 London, Great Britain 1975 Reprint 0140302298 / 9780140302295 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Pauline Baynes Book five in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with cover and interior art by the original illustrator of Narnia, Pauline Baynes. A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world's end is only the beginning. Mild creasing and rubbing to edges and corners of wraps, inside is age toned to extremities, else square, clean and tight with no markings, a very good example of a vintage PB. 212 pages. Illustrator: Pauline Baynes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children's::Children's Fiction; Children; Children's::Puffin. ISBN: 0140302298. ISBN/EAN: 9780140302295. Inventory No: 231333. Paperback 
Price: 8.50 AUD
Prince Caspian [The Chronicles Of Narnia], C.S. Lewis
15 C.S. Lewis Prince Caspian [The Chronicles Of Narnia]
HarperCollins 246892 London 2008 0007258534 / 9780007258536 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket The Pevensie siblings are back to help a prince denied his rightful throne as he gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world. 239 pages. Item Type: Film Tie-in. Illustrated with colour photographs. Film Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780007258536. Inventory No: 246892. Paperback 
Price: 7.00 AUD
Baudouin, King Of The Belgians - The Hidden Life, Cardinal Suenens
16 Cardinal Suenens Baudouin, King Of The Belgians - The Hidden Life
F.I.A.T. 241514 Belgium 1996 9075410034 / 9789075410037 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 204 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 9075410034. ISBN/EAN: 9789075410037. Inventory No: 241514. Paperback 
Price: 16.00 AUD
August In July, Carlo Gebler
17 Carlo Gebler August In July
King Penguin / Penguin Books 000702 England 1987 0140098127 / 9780140098129 Soft Cover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 176 pages. First published by Hamish Hamilton 1986. Cover photograph by Peter Williams. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0140098127. ISBN/EAN: 9780140098129. Inventory No: 000702. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD
Dancing In The Dark, Caryl Phillips
18 Caryl Phillips Dancing In The Dark
Vintage 001932 Great Britain 1984 0099488876 / 9780099488873 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 'The funniest man I ever saw, and the saddest man I ever knew.' This is how W.C. Fields described Bert Williams, the highest-paid entertainer in America in his heyday and someone who counted the King of England and Buster Keaton among his fans. Born in the Bahamas, he moved to California with his family. Too poor to attend Stanford University, he took to life on the stage with his friend George Walker. Together they played lumber camps and mining towns until they eventually made the agonising decision to 'play the coon'. Off-stage, Williams was a tall, light-skinned man with marked poise and dignity; on-stage he now became a shuffling, inept 'nigger' who wore blackface make-up. As the new century dawned they were headlining on Broadway. But the mask was beginning to overwhelm Williams and he sank into bouts of melancholia and heavy drinking, unable to escape the blackface his public demanded. 209 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780099488873. Inventory No: 001932. Paperback 
Price: 7.50 AUD
The Same Sweet Girls, Cassandra King
19 Cassandra King The Same Sweet Girls
Allen & Unwin 231848 Australia 2005 174114504X / 9781741145045 Softcover Good Condition None of the Same Sweet Girls are really girls anymore and none of them have actually ever been that sweet. But this spirited group of Southern women, who have been holding biannual reunions ever since they were together in college, are nothing short of compelling. There's Julia Stovall, the First Lady of Alabama, who, despite her public veneer, is a down-to-earth gal who only wants to know who her husband is sneaking out with late at night. There's Lanier Sanders, whose husband won custody of their children after he found out about her fling with a colleague. Then there's Astor Deveaux, a former Broadway showgirl who simply can't keep her flirtations in check. And Corinne Cooper, whose incredible story comes to light as the novel unfolds. 600 pages. Tanning to pages. Cover has a few creases. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 174114504X. ISBN/EAN: 9781741145045. Inventory No: 231848. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
The Sunday Wife, Cassandra King
20 Cassandra King The Sunday Wife
A&U 237951 Australia 2003 1865089737 / 9781865089737 Trade Paperback Good Condition No Dust Jacket Married for 20 years to the Reverend Benjamin Lynch, a handsome, ambitious minister of the prestigious Methodist church, Dean Lynch has never quite adjusted her temperament to the demands of the role of a Sunday wife. When her husband is assigned to a larger and more demanding community in the Florida panhandle, Dean becomes fast friends with Augusta Holderfield, a woman whose good looks and extravagant habits immediately entrance her. As their friendship evolves, Augusta challenges Dean to break free from her traditional role as the preacher's wife. Just as Dean is questioning everything she has always valued, a tragedy occurs, providing the catalyst for change in ways she never could have imagined. 389 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1865089737. ISBN/EAN: 9781865089737. Inventory No: 237951. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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